Sugar-coated Poison

The left’s most successful language-manipulation is designating its minions “progressives.” It’s another lethal cliché – another mask to hide the hideous reality within.

Naturally, the media is on-board. Even FOX calls the Jacobin wing of the Democrats – Commissar Warren and Company — progressives. If they’re “progressive,” conservatives must be regressive.

Mariam-Webster defines progress as a transitive verb meaning “to move forward” and “to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage.”

The founding of America was progress – moving toward popular sovereignty and the protection of human rights. The industrial revolution was progress – moving toward a society where machines replaced muscle-power and most of society enjoys the material abundance we have today.

Creatures like Warren, Sanders, AOC and Buttigieg – really, all of the candidates for the nomination of the Party of Plunder — want to drag us back to an ant-hill society. Nationalizing health care, so bureaucrats decide who gets treatment and who doesn’t – that’s progress? Forcing a janitor to pay off the loans of a college grad, whose earning will exceed his tenfold – that’s progress?

The left’s progress leads to double-digit unemployment, tax-slavery, bread lines, fuel shortages — Venezuela.

The way the left uses the word progressive is poison with a sugar-coating.

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About the Author:

Don Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist from June 1983 to June 2002. For 19 years, his twice-weekly column appeared in the Herald, New England’s second largest newspaper. On February 28, 2002, the paper published his 2,000th column.

Feder’s column was syndicated and carried by more than 40 newspapers and e-magazines nationwide.

His writings have also appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, American Enterprise, Front Page Magazine, Human Events, American Thinker and GrassTopsUSA. Feder has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

He is the 1998 recipient of the International Communications Award of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Feder is also the recipient of the 1984 Distinguished Editorial Journalism Award from The Conservative Caucus of America, the 2002 Warren T. Brooks Award from Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation, the Princeton Ivy Leaguers for Freedom Award in October 1999, the Second Amendment Foundation’s 1985 James Madison Award, The World Congress of Families’ 2016 Family And Truth Award and the First Place Prize in the Amy Foundation’s Writing Contest for Projecting Biblical Truths in the Secular Media in 1992.

Since leaving the Boston Herald in 2002, Feder has served as a communications consultant, writer and conference organiser for various pro-life and pro-family NGOs.

Feder worked with the World Congress of Families from 2006 to May 2018, first as Communications Director, and later as Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences. He was the editor of World Congress of Families News and the organisation’s Leadership Memos. He spoke at WCF II (Geneva) WCF III (Mexico City), WCF IV (Warsaw), WCF V (Amsterdam), WCF VI (Madrid), WCF IX (Salt Lake City), WCF X (Tbilisi) and WCF XI (Budapest).

He also helped to organise World Congress of Families regional conferences in Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, London, Paris, Belgrade, Moldova, Moscow, Ulyanovsk (Russia), Riga (Latvia), Malawi, Abuja (Nigeria), and Nairobi.

Besides his work for World Congress of Families, Feder helped to organise The Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit (2003), The War on Christians Conference (2006) -- both in Washington, D.C. -- and The Constitution or Sharia Conference (2011) in Nashville, TN.

He is currently the Coalitions Director of the Ruth Institute.

Feder is a graduate of the Boston University College of Liberal Arts (BA in political science) and the Boston University Law School (JD). He passed the bar in New York and Massachusetts and practiced law in upstate New York (1973-1976).

Prior to writing for the Boston Herald, he was Executive Director of Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation (1976-1979) and the Second Amendment Foundation (1979-1982).

He is married to Andrea (formerly Mills), is the father of four children and grandfather of three. He was born sometime in the last century.

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